Sunday, August 23, 2009


We are home. After four long days in Jacksonville we made it home in six hours...even with a potty training two year old! Lance's grandmother passed away this week so we headed down to Jacksonville Wednesday for the funeral. It really seemed like the longest days ever. At one point Friday night I looked at the clock and it was only 4 pm and it felt like 10 pm. It was crazy! Thursday Reese and I spent the morning with Claire getting things ready for Friday while Lance spent the morning cleaning up around his grandma's house. Then that evening was the viewing and a service at the funeral home. Reese was very good but we had to leave during the service because she kept wanting to talk. Friday morning was the funeral and burial. Reese and I also had to leave during the funeral due to talking but made it a little longer this time! Luckily we were able to hear everything out in the lobby. It was a very nice service. After the funeral friends and family went back to the house for lunch and visiting. That evening Lance, his uncle, and Claire's husband enjoyed some guy banter while Claire, Reese, and I enjoyed some down time. Saturday we had some cleaning out to do and went back to his Grandma's house and looked through some old pictures. I could have looked through old pictures all day! It is so neat to go back and look at the way people dressed, looked, and enjoyed life. We found a bunch of pictures of Lance's dad when he was little and Lance is the spitting image of him. I didn't see any pictures of Lance's grandmother as a little girl but could see that Lance's dad has a lot of her looks! Since Reese is ALWAYS told that she looks exactly like her dad, it was neat to see where those looks came from!! Side note: Reese's middle name is Elizabeth...Lance's grandmothers middle name is Elizabeth. When we chose this name we did not know that was her middle name but it seems after all this time it was a fitting name. From what I knew of his grandmother, she was spunky and always laughing! Reese definitely seems to have gotten that spunkiness! We are glad to be back home now...to sleep in our own beds and eat our own food (even though we had some fabulous food while we were there).


Anonymous said...

I'm glad you all are home, too! Love you guys!

Cathy said...

I am so sorry to hear of the death of Lance's grandmother. Please tell him our thoughts and prayers are with he and his family. Love to you all!!!